The field of health information management deals with maintaining, collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and protecting data that healthcare providers rely on to conduct research and to deliver quality care. Health information professionals are experts in coding and classification systems, management of patient health information, and administration of computer information systems. These professionals interact with clinical, financial, administrative, information technology, and legal staff to interpret data for patient care, research, statistical reporting, planning, and database content development.
The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management incorporates medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one curriculum. You develop skills in project management, problem solving, data security, revenue management, and auditing, which you can apply to highly sought-after careers in both private and public healthcare environments. You learn to improve healthcare systems, enhance the patient experience, help people navigate complex healthcare choices, and ensure the security of electronic health records in the digital age. You experience a mentored professional practicum within a variety of healthcare-related settings. Practica are project based, allowing you to integrate classroom knowledge in a real-world setting solving real-world problems.
Your IU Online BS in Health Information Management prepares you for such careers as:
- Health information director
- College instructor
- Patient advocate
- Physician practice manager
- Data security administrator
- Patient privacy expert
- Health data analyst
- Clinical coding specialist
- Private consultant
To graduate with the BS in Health Information Management, you must complete 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Prerequisite courses (29 credit hours)
- General education courses (30 credit hours)
- General electives courses (3 credit hours)
- Professional program (58 credit hours)
IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:
- Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
- Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
- Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
- Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
- Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
- Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
- Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
- Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
- 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
Admissions requirements vary.
To apply to this program:
- Complete application for admission.
- Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).
- Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).
- International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
- Submit official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Cavanaugh Hall 147
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
- Fall Semester
- May 1
- Spring Semester
- November 1
- Summer Semester
- March 15
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $279.03
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $837.09
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $957.58
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $2872.74
Additional fees will apply.
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